Monday, March 28, 2011

Boys will be Boys

We've got a small crowd of out of town family visiting for a coupla days. I am in charge of food; Brant is over entertainment. And at this very moment I think all the boys are giddy in the backyard being entertained with the compound bow while us girls stay inside and visit.

On a side note, don't these touch screen fountain drink dispensers look cool? Kind of a cross between a stainless steel fridge and/or front load washing machine. Be on the look out for these at your local restaurants.  We found them when we toured the World of Coca-Cola this morning.

Some of us may still be coming down from a sugar rush from the all you can drink soda.  If you've been to the World of Coke, you know what I'm taking about.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lock & Load 'em

Nope - that's not a high school band trombone you see.  Guess again.

Yesterday we went down to the shooting range where Brant could fire his .12 gauge and .22 riffle (that have been collecting dust) to his heart's content.

Side note: you got me on what the difference with these guns are.  Maybe guns to me can be compared with purses to men - no one can understand why you need more than just one!

First on the agenda- clay pigeons with the .12 gauge.  Don't let this guy fool ya - he has a great eye!

I may have shot a clay pigeon or two myself (...okay, maybe one).

Then shooting targets with the .22 riffle after that.  Yep, a bullseye shot by me onto my target.
For the record, Brant may have been able to hit more pigeons, but I was the one who could hit the bullseye on the target.

(love ya, hon! had fun!)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Here's a little bit of a secret

Remember this post almost three years ago when I went to the Salt Lake Farmer's market?  I'll be honest- local honey, jam, bread, and a headband weren't the only things I bought.  But when I passed a portable tent with a woman and her homemade clothes, I couldn't pass up her cute little girl pillowcase dresses.  Since Savannah wasn't even a twinkle in our eyes yet, nor did I even know anyone that was having a baby girl, I felt a little silly buying it (I even told the woman that)...but I thought it was darling and have held onto it ever since.

Its a 12 month size and has been hanging in Savannah's closet ever since she was born.  And since it seemed like forever before she would be able to wear it, the dress started to not even register to me anymore whenever I opened the closet.  I got a little anxious the other week when I realized I had yet to dress her in it and that she might have already outgrown it.  What a tragedy that would have been, right?

It was a little on the small side, but crisis averted - she wore it to church yesterday.

That was a close one.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tots Travel Too

Now that we are moving from the infant traveling stage and into the toddler traveling stage, I'm adjusting my approach to taking off with a little one in tow as Brant and I plan our spring/summer family get aways.

And until Savannah is big enough to haul her own suitcase, I'm still limited to fitting both of our stuff into one carry one and looking for the easiest/ most efficient ways to travel.  I've read a number of articles about traveling with kids, but they all seem pretty bogus (i.e. "ask you husband to help with your kids so that you don't have to do it alone.") ....seriously?

Anyways, has anyone tried these carseat travel boosters?  Or any thoughts on these travel high chairs?  

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Like Mother

Me with Grandpa Kimble on my first birthday - August 1983.

Like Daughter
Savannah on her 14th month birthday - today.

That classic red & blue toy that was given to me on my 1st birthday was also given to Savannah for her 1st Christmas, which was 3 weeks before her 1st birthday.  
Close enough.

*note of interest - I didn't know that picture of me even existed until about one week ago*

Monday, March 14, 2011

Find Tinkberbell

Your getting closer...

Ding, ding, ding!!  You found her!

Over the weekend, I was looking for a hair clip to match this St. Patty's ensemble for church (we like to root for the lesser celebrated holidays) and found this vendor at a consignment sale.

Turns out, these Disney Princess clips can be easily found on Etsy too - try here if you want to buy them or here if you want to download an ebook and learn to make them on your own.  Not a fan of the Disney princesses?  Try the Wizard of Oz clips.

And how ironic was it that I came into the living room this morning to find Brant & Savannah watching Peter Pan?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mii Schmee

We've been having fun finding new games and such on our WiiFit that we got last Christmas.

Savannah? Her favorite is the Bubble Balance game.  Good thing we set her up with her own Mii.

Did you know that you can track your baby and your pets stats on the WiiFit too? Guess we'll have to get a dog now. Or later works for us too.

P.S. Thoughts and prayers to those in Japan. I made some dear friends from Japan while on my mission. Their families are all well and accounted for, but there's a lot more out there.

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Three things I love this week

This is a new staple to the diaper bag.  No sugar added and found in the produce section. Maybe I buy them in bulk.

Consignment sales!  Tis the season for these two day sales and I had my first experience of selling at a local one over the weekend for the spring/summer season.  Loved what I bought and loved what I sold.  And this upcomming weekend I'll be consigning/ buying at this one.

Thin Mints, of course - and Peanut Butter Patties (Tagalongs?) are my favorite.  
In all honesty, Carmel DeLites (Samoas?) were never really a favorite.  Good thing I know a girl scout or two - it made it easy to track down these cookies this year.

By the way, Girl Scout cookies was kind of a big deal for us growing up.  My mom was the cookie chair of our troop and our garage would be stacked to the ceiling with cases of cookies around this time of year.  This is picture perfect of how I remember doing booth sales - with a card table outside of a hardware store (dads are suckers for cookies, you know).

Well, maybe I wasn't Asian or a brunette.  Nor did I get to wear a giant cookie.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Mini Me

Often times it will be the middle of the day and I'll look down and realize that Savannah and I are wearing unplanned coordinating outfits.

Today it was Brant's turn.  While I was getting Savannah ready this morning, Brant came out wearing the almost same long sleeved brown stripes and jeans - in a matching brand even (maybe that's why they matched so much).
They matched even down to the white shoes.
P.S.  See that stack of wood?  Brant is really into cutting his own firewood from the trees on our .8 acre lot.  I told him we wood (get it?  wood?) watch  him cut down this tree, but only if he yelled TIMBER at the top of his lungs for the neighbors to hear.  Good job honey!